The teams will compete at the state level on Tuesday, April 5 at LSU. Five of the FFA team members from Veterinary Science were in the individual top ten scores. Students competed against twenty-nine teams and over a hundred participants.
The students were tasked with identifying different breeds of small animals and livestock, parasites, and veterinary equipment followed by a fifty-question general knowledge exam of behavior, diseases, medical terminology, medical records, anatomy/physiology, federal regulations (OSHA, MSDS), patient management, genetics, nutrition, and husbandry.
Laryn Bunch was the high point individual in the Veterinary Science Competition. She scored the highest out of 103 participants. The ZHS FFA nursery and landscape team had to identify thirty plants used in the beautification of homes, grounds, and public areas. They had to identify twenty types of equipment used in landscaping. There was also a general knowledge exam of the principles and skills involved in plant nomenclature and classification, plant growth requirements, soil characteristics, plant propagation, basic entomology, plant pathology, pest management, non-chemical pest control, weed science, turf management, ground covers, annuals, and perennials, and rose culture in Louisiana.
Veterinary Science Blue: 1st Place
Veterinary Science Gold: 3rd Place
Nursery and Landscape: 4th Place